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Getting a Handel on "Messiah" By David W. Barber

Getting a Handel on "Messiah"

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Aims to present the truth behind Handel's most famous work. This work uncovers little known facts and stories about the "Messiah". It reveals that the first performance of "Messiah" did not happen in London as is commonly believed, but in Dublin with only a handful of musicians.
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Getting a Handel on "Messiah" by David W. Barber

This work presents the truth behind Handel's most famous work. It uncovers scores of little known facts and stories about the "Messiah" that will fascinate and inform everyone. Handel's "Messiah" is one of the most played and recognised pieces of music in the world, but, if you thought you knew all there was to know about this famous work, then think again. "Getting a Handel on Messiah" delves deep into the pages of history to uncover the many fascinating, insightful and entertaining stories behind the masterpiece. For instance, it reveals that the first performance of "Messiah" did not happen in London as is commonly believed, but in Dublin with only a handful of musicians. It also reveals the fact that Handel's impulse to compose the work did not come from religious or even musical inspiration, but was motivated by his bank balance! All these and many more entertaining and entirely true facts are featured in this romp through music history.

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About David W. Barber


David Barber is a journalist and musician, he has written numerous books on a number of music-related topics.

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GOR001393207
Getting a Handel on "Messiah" by David W. Barber
David W. Barber
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Sound And Vision Publishing Ltd ,Canada
1994-08-31
120
0920151175
9780920151174
N/A
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